Sunday, May 04, 2008

Four more years!

From today's NYT regarding Hillary Clinton's support for a gas tax "holiday." Instead of naming an economist who agrees with her views, she says,
"I’m not going to put in my lot with economists,” she said. A few moments later, she added, “Elite opinion is always on the side of doing things that really disadvantages the vast majority of Americans.
A wrong-headed policy based on political expediency rather than on the facts, a disdain for and ad hominem attack on those who disagree with her. Gee, who does that sound like?

And who is she appealing to?
In an interview after the program, however, Mark Moorman, another audience member and a firefighter, said he shared Mrs. Clinton’s mistrust of experts. Political candidates cite economists but they “never say anybody’s name, or where the study came from,” he said. “So as far as me, it doesn’t have no relevance.”

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